Wednesday, 28 May 2008
Carers unite to launch a much needed voice
Monday, 26 May 2008
today. This free online resource focuses on palliative care, and is
designed for health professionals, patients, families and friends.
Palliative care is different to many other healthcare fields, because
when a patient*s illness progresses, their care can suddenly shift
from curative to palliative. Thus a registrar in a general medical
hospital ward, an outpatient physiotherapist, a nurse in a community
health service, or an Aboriginal Health Worker, as just a few examples,
may provide palliative care.
The study by Elizabeth Peadon from the Westmead Children's Hospital surveyed 1,100 women aged between 18 and 40 years old.
Of those, 93 per cent said they knew alcohol could affect an unborn child.
Dr Peadon says the findings will be used to develop public health campaigns to inform pregnant women about the dangers of drinking.
The results have been presented at the 2008 Royal Australian College of Physicians conference in Adelaide.
Friday, 23 May 2008
Speed DVD - Strong Spirit Strong Mind - what our people need to know about speed. Explores the impact of speed on individuals, families and communities through the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals and community members
Order form :
This DVD is a multi-lingual resource in 6 languages
Order form : http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/_lib/doc_pdf/ndss/UGD-orderform.pdf
To order send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (or phone 02 6269 1000) stating name, delivery address, phone number and a brief background to your organisation.
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Available from ARHEN in hard copy.
PDF Version : http://www.arhen.org.au/docs/a_text_book_of_australian_rural_health_arhen_april_2008.pdf (N.B. large file - takes time to load)
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Australia website. People who wish to use the service need to register
for online services at www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/online or at a
Medicare office. They will need to provide their Medicare card number,
individual reference number (the number that identifies the order of
those listed on the Medicare card) and date of birth. Medicare
Australia*s online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a
assistance with the launch of a new website and a range of promotion
materials. At Ease provides simple and relevant self-help information
for veterans and serving members, their families, mates and carers. It
encourages them to recognise the signs and take the initiative to
maintain and build their mental health and wellbeing. Supporting
materials have also been developed for health providers and for staff of
the Department of Veterans* Affairs who work with veteran and defence
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
The test is based on an Australian university discovery that breast cancer changes the molecular structure of hair. Breast tumours secrete chemicals called cytokines into the bloodstream, which can affect the way the hair follicle works to form hair, a difference that can be picked up using sophisticated X-ray technology. It was designed as a less painful and invasive method of cancer detection than the mammogram, and it can be used by women of all ages.
The trial compared the hair test to mammogram results and found it was 69 per cent accurate - but the success rate was 75 per cent when hair that had been damaged by perming, dyeing and straightening were excluded.
Press release : http://news.theage.com.au/breast-cancer-hair-test-to-hit-market/20080512-2d9x.html
More information : http://www.fermiscan.com.au/
Dr Leanne Dibbens of the Adelaide Women's and Children's Hospital says the hereditary condition specific to women is rare but has been known to affect successive generations.
For the wider community it will lead to new research into the genes that are involved in epilepsy and intellectual disability.
Press release and audio :http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/05/12/2241514.htm?section=australia
Monday, 12 May 2008
This website from the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) presents the work of the Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention programme in raising awareness and concern about childhood agricultural injury, publishing injury statistics, providing surveillance data, and promoting the use of effective prevention strategies by the private and public sectors. A range of publications on childhood agricultural injury is available here together with the national action plan on children and agriculture, and links to relevant supporting organisations.
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Drought Resource Kit : http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=84.833
Order form for all resources : http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=7.233
Coordination of Care and Efficiency of Healthcare : Lessons from the Second Round of Australian Coordinated Care Trials
Monday, 5 May 2008
Thursday, 1 May 2008